Different Styles of Traditional Martial Arts – Dim Mak and Mizongyi

Dim Mak

Dim Mak is an ancient art that consists of hitting various points on the body-known as “vital points” or “pressure points”- to cause injury, illness, or death. Although disputed, it is claimed that the art-famously described as “the death touch”-was created by Chang San Feng, who also founded taijiquan. However, their close association with traditional Chinese medicine, which has a recorded history of over 5,000 years, suggests that its origins are much older.

The technique depends on striking precise locations along an appropriate meridian (or artery) at a time when specific points are “open” and vulnerable to attack. To be a master of the art, a practitioner needs to have a sound understanding of acupressure points and circadian rhythm-the 24-hour biochemical, physiological, and behavioral process of all living things.

Shrouded in secrecy

Because of the serious nature of the injuries it can cause, dim mak was only taught … Read More